School holiday trout stocking

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Ahead of the school holidays, 'ready-to-catch' rainbow trout are stocked into lakes around Melbourne and regional centres.

The rainbow trout stocked are advanced yearlings and are suitable to be caught immediately. Rainbow trout are a good option for children or those trying fishing for the first time, because they are relatively easy to catch and take a variety of baits and lures.

This stocking program aims to encourage families to go fishing, particularly during school holidays.

Anglers are reminded that a daily bag limit of five trout applies, of which only two can exceed 35 centimetres.

Fish stocking is funded by recreational fishing licence fees and the State Government's $46 million Target One Million plan, which aims to get more people fishing, more often.

This map shows the currently stocked family fishing waters for the September school holidays.

Click a map point to get the stocking information.

School holiday family fishing waters

Water1st Term
(April)
2nd Term
(July)
3rd Term
(Sept)
Fishing Week
(Oct)

StockedStockedStockedPredicted

Albert Park Lake

680 1000 1000 0

Alexandra Lake (Ararat)

0 300 300 0

Allans Flat Dredge Hole (Allans Flat)

350 350 350 500

Anderson Lake (Chiltern)

0 300 300 0

Arboretum Dam (Euroa)

0 400 400 0

Bannockburn Lagoon (Bannockburn)

0 300 300 0

Bartlett Lake (Tatura)

0 100 100 0

Berwick Springs Estate Lake

500 500 500 0

Calembeen Lake (Creswick)

0 200 200 0

Casey Fields Lake (Cranbourne)

500 500 500 750

Cato Lake (Stawell)

0 300 300 0

Caulfield Racecourse Lake

0 300 0 0

Cobden Lake (Cobden)

200 200 200 0

Coleraine Lagoon (Coleraine)

0 250 250 0

Crusoe Reservoir (Bendigo)

0 250 250 0

Darlingsford Lake (Melton)

0 500 400 0

Don Lake (Healesville)

0 400 400 0

Dunkeld Arboretum (Dunkeld)

0 200 200 0

Eildon Pondage Weir (Eildon)

950 1200 2340 5000

Emerald Lake

0 500 0 0

Esmond Lake (Ballarat)

0 250 250 0

Ess Lagoon (Casterton)

0 500 500 0

Felltimber Creek Wetlands (Wodonga)

0 400 400 0

Foletti Caravan Park Lake (Donald)

0 350 0 0

Forest Lake (Kangaroo Flat)

0 200 200 0

Fosters Dam (Glenrowan)

0 200 200 0

Garfield Lake (Garfield)

0 250 250 0

Glenlyon Dam (Glenlyon)

0 200 200 0

Goldfields Reservoir (St Arnaud)

0 200 0 0

Golf Course Dam (Longwood)

0 200 200 0

Great Western Racing Recreation Reserve Lake (Great Western)

0 200 200 0

Guthridge Lake (Sale)

0 250 250 0

Haddon Reservoir (Haddon)

0 200 200 0

Hanging Rock Lake (Woodend)

0 300 300 0

Heyfield Racecourse Lake (Heyfield)

0 200 200 0

Hyland Lake (Churchill)

750 750 750 500

Jack Emmett Lagoon (Rupanyup)

0 0 300 0

Jubilee Lake (Daylesford)

0 200 200 0

Jubilee Lake (Skipton)

0 200 200 0

Karkarook Lake (Moorabbin)

2023 1695 ** 2010 1000

Kennington Reservoir (Strathdale)

0 500 500 0

Les Stone Park Lake (Wodonga)

0 200 200 0

Lethbridge Lake (Lethbridge)

0 300 300 0

Lilydale Lake (Lilydale)

800 747 500 0

Marma Lake (Murtoa)

0 450 450 0

Marysville Lake (Marysville)

450 450 450 0

Merriwa Park Lake (Wangaratta)

0 200 200 0

Minyip Wetlands (Minyip)

0 0 200 0

Mooroopna Recreation Reserve Lake (Mooroopna)

0 100 100 0

Morwell Lake (Morwell)

0 750 750 500

Navan Park Lake (Melton)

327 400 500 300

Neanger Lake (Eaglehawk)

0 250 250 0

Nhill Lake (Nhill)

0 0 200 0

Numurkah Lake

0 200 200 0

Old Hamilton Reservoir (Hamilton)

0 200 200 0

Pakenham Lake (Pakenham)

500 500 500 0

Pertobe Lake (Warrnambool)

0 450 450 0

Police Paddock Dams (Horsham)

0 300 300 0

Quarry Street Reserve Lake (Trentham)

0 200 0 0

Rowville Lakes (Rowville)

500 400 0 200

Roxburgh Park Lakes (Roxburgh Park)

0 250 250 0

Saint Augustine's Water Hole (Geelong)

0 750 750 0

Sambell Lake (Beechworth)

0 300 300 0

Simpson Recreation Reserve Lakes (Simpson)

200 **** 200**** 0

Spavan Lake (Sunbury)

364 400 400 0

Stanley Ditch Dam (Stanley)

0 400 400 0

Sumsion Gardens Lake (Wodonga)

0 250 250 0

Tchum Lake (Birchip)

0 1000 1000 0

Tea Tree Lake (Mortlake)

300 300 300 0

The Gong (Buninyong)

0 200 200 0

Tom Thumb Lake (Eaglehawk)

0 200 0 0

Tronoh Dredge Hole (Harrietville)

300 300 300 0

Upper Sandy Creek Dam (Sandy Creek)

500 500 500 0

Victoria Lake (Shepparton)

0 500 500 0

Victoria Lakes (Ballarat)

0 400 400 0

Yarralumla Drive Lake (Wodonga)

0 100 100 0

Yarrambat Lake (Yarrambat)

600 600 600 400

* Railway Lake was only used as Jubilee lake was dry. Stocking returned to Jubilee Lake in Skipton.
** Parks Victoria has advised that, as of 29 June 2017, Karkarook lake is closed to recreational use due to high levels of blue-green algae. Visitors are advised to avoid contact with the water.
*** water currently off the school holiday stocking program but may be stocked in future.
****Simpson Reserve is closed due to high levels of blue-green algae. Visitors are advised to avoid contact with the water.